Healthcare Workforce Development Division

Health Workforce Pilot Projects Program (HWPP)

HWPP program allows organizations to test, demonstrate, and evaluate new or expanded roles for healthcare professionals, or new healthcare delivery alternatives before changes in licensing laws are made by the Legislature. Various organizations use HWPPs to study the potential expansion of a profession's scope of practice to:

  • Facilitate better access to healthcare
  • Expand and encourage workforce development
  • Demonstrate, test and evaluate new or expanded roles for healthcare professionals or new healthcare delivery alternatives
  • Help inform the Legislature when considering changes to existing legislation in the Business and Professions code

Regulations & Statutes

  • California Codes Health and Safety Code Section 128125-128195 establishes the HWPP.
  • California Code of Regulations Section 92001-92702 provides the definitions and criteria for administering the HWPP.

View HWPP presentation for additional information and overview.

News Release / Announcements

HWPP Current Projects

HWPP Publications


Kristen Widdifield, Program Manager
Telephone: (916) 326-3718

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